After goal drought on Matchday 3 in the Kenya Premier League, week 4 produced the highest-scoring matchday so far with a total of 19 goals scored. AFC Leopards got the most goals with 4 against doomed Chemelil while Kariobangi Sharks against Mathare United was the only match that failed to produce a goal.
Below we look at the 4 main talking points from matchday 4 in the Kenyan Premier League.
AFC Leopards rock solid
Four goals scored might be the obvious stat to pile praise on for AFC Leopards but the team’s backline is their most impressive department. In four league outings, Cassa Mbungo’s side has only conceded once and that was on the first day of the season against Kakamega Homeboyz.
The team is defending better as a unit and ruthless going forward. Should the same form continue, Leopards could be this season’s surprise package.
Zoo Kericho’s leaky at the back
Prior to their loss against Wazito FC on Sunday, Zoo Kericho had scored in their first 3 matches. More alarmingly though, the team is yet to keep a clean sheet this season an for all their good work going forward, the leaky backline has been their main undoing.
With a match against defending Champions Gor Mahia up next for Zoo, keeping it tight at the back has to be top of the lit in this week’s training sessions.
Zico continues to impress at KCB
In what was the highlight match of the weekend, Zedekiah Otieno’s KCB edged out Kakamega Homeboyz 2-1 to move up to 4th on the log, just a point behind leaders Western Stima.
KCB recruited smartly in the market for players and in Zedekiah Otieno got one of the best coaches in the country. More should come from them in the coming weeks.
Four games in, Chemelil Sugar is yet to register a point and sit at the bottom of the log with a goal difference of -10. The team’s stats are embarrassing, to say the least, as they have only scored one goal while conceding 11 in the process.
The more they play, the more Francis Baraza’s team look every bit like a National Super League side.